Russian Deputy FM names which activity the co-chairs could deal with

Russian Deputy FM names which activity the co-chairs could deal with
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"OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs must continue their activity," said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko in an interview with TASS while answering the question "What are the prospects for the Minsk Group format in the final settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?", APA reports.

The Russian diplomat said this format contributed to the development of basic principles of regulation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict significantly.

According to the Deputy Minister, many of these contributions – returning of the regions around Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan, returning of refugees, remaining the corridor connects Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, ensuring security, peacekeeping operation, opening all economic and transport relations in the region have been reflected in the statement dated November 9, 2020.

"Achieving a comprehensive political settlement, entrusted to the co-chairs in accordance with the decisions of the OSCE Budapest Summit (1994), is still a necessary task. The Troika has strong international support and can be useful in developing mutually acceptable approaches to future steps, including the status issue. But when the time comes, be careful and do not rush. Now the OSCE Minsk Group and its co-chairs can be active in strengthening confidence-building measures between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. The development of dialogue within civil society will help to improve the overall situation in the region and create the preconditions for future steps on the political track," said Rudenko.

Farid Akbarov

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